CHIEF of Defense Staff, General Gabriel Olonishakin has yesterday unveiled another set of 55 wanted Boko Haram terrorists list even as he maintained the counter-insurgency operation in the northeast was succeeding. Gen Olonishakin who unveiled the list at the Military Command and Control Centre, MCCC, of the Operation Lafiya Dole Headquarters in Maimalari Cantonment of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, urged the Nigerians to help in tracking down the wanted terrorists.The CDS said “With this launching of additional list of wanted terrorists, it is hoped that the public will collaborate to identify the wanted Boko Haram wherever they are. I urge all to participate in tracking them down for the good and development of the country”. He also said that the military has provided a save-landing platform through its Operation Save Corridors for Boko Haram insurgents who wish to repent and forsake terror activities. He urged the people to persuade willing Boko Haram to lay down their arms as the nation was ready to accept them
even as he assured the Military determination to fish out reluctant insurgents. Earlier in a remark, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai disclosed that the first list of over 100 wanted Boko Haram was released by the military late 2015. He said the second lists of another set of 198 men was equally released early 2016, adding that the new list-the third one, includes 55 Boko Haram members. General Buratai said the launch of the new list was for emphasis and for the civil populace to focus on the challenges of terrorism and
urged the general public to provide useful information to the Military concerning the whereabouts of the wanted persons, promising that the information will be treated with “utmost secrecy.” He also maintained that the war against insurgents has recorded success. “It is very clear that Boko Haram has been defeated but to insist otherwise is to encourage the terrorists to evolve, to get them to feel they are around,” he said. He however admitted that “some Boko Haram members are still around” but assured the military will get them.


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